About

I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Washington.

My research is in development economics, with a regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa, and primarily utilises large-scale field-experiments. My research examines the impact of digital financial services, such as mobile money and mobile banking services, on female-owned enterprises. My job market paper used an RCT to examine the impact of disbursing microfinance loans via mobile money on the growth of female-owned micro-enterprises. Other recent work examines how mobile banking services can help households cope with the Covid-19 pandemic shock to their finances. I also have studies looking at the impact of role models on secondary school students’ educational attainment, cash transfers on women’s empowerment and a village-based poverty alleviation programme on household welfare.

erileyg@uw.edu

Department of Economics
University of Washington
Savery Hall Room 325
Seattle, WA 98195